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Table 1 Demographic and maternal health characteristics of the women according to whether a birth plan was presented

From: Birth plan presentation to hospitals and its relation to obstetric outcomes and selected pain relief methods during childbirth

   Birth plan presented  
Total Yes No  
N = 422 n = 216 (51.2) n = 206 (48.8) p
Age, mean (SD) 31.4 (5.1) 31.2 (5.2) 31.6 (4.9) 0.406a
Country of origin, n (%)
 Spain 301 (71.3) 158 (73.1) 143 (69.4) 0.397b
 Other 121 (28.7) 58 (26.9) 63 (30.6)  
Education, n (%)
 Primary school or less 82 (19.4) 37 (17.1) 45 (21.8) 0.332b
 High school 201 (47.7) 102 (47.2) 99 (48.1)  
 University 139 (32.9) 77 (35.7) 62 (30.1)  
Employment, n (%)
 Yes 305 (72.3) 156 (72.2) 149 (72.3) 0.980b
 No 117 (27.7) 60 (27.8) 57 (27.7)  
Previous birth(s), n (%)
 Yes 191 (45.3) 95 (44) 96 (46.6) 0.589b
 No 231 (54.7) 121 (56) 110 (53.4)  
Obstetric risk level, n (%)
 Low 307 (72.7) 161 (74.5) 146 (70.9) 0.398b
 High 115 (27.3) 55 (25.5) 60 (29.1)  
  1. Data are presented as n (%) or the mean (SD); aStudent’s t test; bchi-squared test; p = p value